Category Archives: BudBlack

3rd 18*-gamer: A Breakout Set, Even With an Asterisk

Click here for links to previous 18-gamers. When the umps stopped the Nats’ first scheduled game against the Yankees on May 15 because of rain, little did they know what havoc they had wreaked on my 18-gamer. With the score … Continue reading

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The Closer. Not all relievers are created equally. Mike Maddux must mentor and teach.

As Nats fans, the postseason heartache is all too painful with wins turned into losses from BS (Blown Saves) from the Closer spot. Mike Rizzo has tried and tried to upgrade the closer spot and this off-season will prove to … Continue reading

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Dusty Baker talks on MLB Network Radio, worth a listen.

Dusty Baker this afternoon had a call-in interview on MLB Network Radio on the “Inside Pitch” show hosted by Jim Bowden and Casey Stern.  Stern has a relationship with Dusty from his on-air TV work with Dusty. Dusty’s intro from … Continue reading

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Nats News | Dusty Baker Introduced As #Nats Mgr. You Can’t Handle The Truth

Do you remember Colonel Jessep played by Jack Nicholson say those famous words to the Tom Cruise character? A lot of truth can’t be handled.  There were some tough questions asked and answered, and Rizzo shot down some very shoddy … Continue reading

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So you want to be a manager? Dusty Baker took the job that most thought Bud Black would get.

We will repeat this that there are only 30 MLB Managers jobs in the world.  Compare that to a typical 750 man workforce of MLB players made up of 60 catchers,  90 outfielders, 120 non-catching bench players, 120 infielders, 150 … Continue reading

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BREAKING: Snag on Bud Black coming to the Nationals

BREAKING 4:15PM 11/2/2015: Our Source: the Bud Black hiring has hit a snag over years in the contract, and the deal has fallen apart. The Nats have now moved on to Dusty Baker.  UPDATE 3:30PM 11/2/15: No press conference yet … Continue reading

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Constructing a coaching staff #Nats

Rumors, rumors, rumors. Have the potential Managerial candidates been talking to potential coaches for a coaching staff? Just because nobody has been ‘officially’ announced as the 6th full-time manager of the Washington Nationals, you have to think about it.

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Exclusive: Talk Nats talks with Bud Black’s former players and it’s unanimous that he’s a great guy!

We formed a group to reach out and talk to people who know Bud Black, and the resounding responses we heard over and over is “he is a great guy”, “a wonderful guy”, “someone you can talk to”, “a person who … Continue reading

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BREAKING: #Nats 6th full-time manager is known—not made ‘Official’

Our source has told us that Mike Rizzo has made his decision on who will be the 6th full-time manager for the Washington Nationals and that person is __________________; however, the official announcement won’t happen today and might not happen … Continue reading

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UPDATED: Meet Bud Black as a #Nats managerial finalist

There is no secret formula to finding a winning manager.  Even 3-time Giants World Series champion manager Bruce Bochy was considered a poor manager in his 1st managerial stint during his 12 year history with the San Diego Padres although … Continue reading

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